Upcoming Events

10
Sep
Domestic Violence Examiner Training (Classroom-Based) in Billings, MT
DVE Training
Billings, Montana

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants who have already completed a 40-hour SANE training are invited to attend this three-day, classroom-based domestic violence examiner (DVE) training. Participants will learn the essential skills and knowledge to appropriately care for adult and adolescent patients who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). 

16
Sep
Adolescent Consent and Privacy Issues
Webinar

This webinar will discuss the legal issues surrounding adolescent (minor) consent to medical treatment for sexual assault.  Also will review medical record privacy and disclosure, parental access to minor records, and consent issues related to pregnancy prevention. 

9
Oct
Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence
Webinar

This webinar will review the current empirical evidence on the prevalence and health effects of IPV among childbearing women and will assist practitioners to more effectively intervene with patients who are experiencing IPV.  The presenter has nearly 30 years of experience in the violence against women arena and over 20 years experience working as a primary health care provider for pregnant women.  Along with the research and knowledge of others, she will share some of her own experiences addressing IPV as a health care provider and as a researcher.

3
Nov
Adult / Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner Training (Online)
Web-Based Training

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this online sexual assault examiner (SAE) training. Participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive adult/adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault. This 40 hour online course will cover topics including:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Dynamics of Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault
  • The Medical Forensic Evaluation
  • Medical Management
  • Program/Operational Issues
  • Patient-Centered Coordinated Team Approach
  • The Justice System and Testimony
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care

Registration is free to properly licensed health care providers from IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care facilities. Health care providers from referral facilities that serve American Indian or Alaska Native victims of sexual assault are also eligible to attend at no cost. The course will be accessible through the tribal forensic healthcare learning management system.  Materials will be downloadable from within the course.  Participants must have regular access to the internet with a connection faster than analog/dial-up.  The course must be completed by January 9, 2015.  No exceptions or extensions will be granted.

This is a 40-hour self-paced course. Students may complete the work at any time of the day or night that is convenient to them.

This course will be offered two additional times in the next twelve months.

Questions?  Email us at tribalforensichealthcare@iafn.org

3
Nov
Sexual Assault Examiner Training (Classroom-Based) in Fairbanks, AK
SAE Training
Fairbanks, Alaska

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants are invited to attend this five-day, classroom-based sexual assault examiner (SAE) training. Participants will learn the elements of conducting comprehensive adult/adolescent medical forensic examinations in cases involving sexual assault. This 40 hour classroom-based course will cover topics including:

Announcements

September 3, 2013

The Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) at IHS is pleased to announce the launch of its new forensic healthcare Web site.

June 18, 2013

The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training project is excited to announce the upcoming schedule of Sexual Assault Examiner Classroom Trainings and Clinical Skills Trainings. These multi-day trainings run from September 2013 - February 2014, and are open to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, and physician assistants.  Scholarships are available!  Click to read more.

May 6, 2013

Federally or tribally operated health care facilities are eligible to receive forensic equipment consisting of a high quality digital camera, laptop installed with Second Opinion software, tripod, camera lenses, and other accessories arranged neatly in a durable storage case.

May 10, 2013

For recorded sessions on how to install your forensic equipment and basic tips for using the digital camera and colposcope, visit Second Opinion’s File Sharing Portal at: https://files.secondopinion.net/fs/v.aspx?v=8b6f62889c666eb96f97